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Evie bags Batley Bulldogs Girls’ first try on Australia tour

Evie Kilburn - Batley Bulldogs Girls
Evie Kilburn - Batley Bulldogs Girls

Batley Bulldogs Under-15s player Evie Kilburn became the first English girl to score a try while on tour in Australia.

Batley are the first UK girls rugby league team to tour Australia and Evie scored their opening try in a 22-12 defeat to the Sunshine Coast Falcons district team.

Casey Rhodes and Charlotte Graham were the other Bulldogs try scorers.

Kilburn was on the scoresheet three days later when Batley defeated Beenleigh State High School 14-8 to earn their first win on Australian soil, with Codie Slack and Graham the other scorers.

Australian TV’s Channel 7 ran a story about the girls’ tour before yesterday’s final match against Merrimac High School.